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Unaccustomed to the booming City and lively street, he is jostled by a car. View all 7 comments. Kosinski’s short novella is a one-gimmick book: Set in America, the story concerns Chance, a simple gardener who unwittingly becomes a much sought-after jegzy pundit and commentator on the vagaries of the modern world.

At a scant pages, this is a small book with enormous implications. Here is a perceptive review by Roger Ebert. Aug 05, Michael Perkins rated it really liked it. Kosinski sets in motion a cascade of misunderstandings. Chance had learned from TV that appearances were important.

View all 18 comments. In reality he has no idea what is going on and is simply repeating platidudes learned kosinsji TV or is talking about the only subject he knows, gardening.

Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. Chance stared into the Old Man’s face. However, reception of the book was not uniformly positive. The original novella jardim the meat of the movie into straightforward and simple chapters, mimicking the simple mind of Chance, the anonymous simpleton whose plain-talking homilies propel him into the top of American life within four days.


When he leaves the mansion he is dressed in one of the Old Man’s expensive, tailored suits chosen from his wardrobe of hand-me-downs. When he admits he doesn’t read newspapers he is illiteratehe is congratulated for his refreshing candor. My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante. His lack of affect is mistaken for tranquility. Although written in the seventies with a movie starring Peter Sellers in the eightiesthe storyline is very prescient today.

On Writing Stephen King.

Being There

Very short and entertaining, gives an interesting insight into how much the beauty depends on the eye of the beholder. And to him, the viewers existed only as projections of this own thought, as images. True, the original “joke” the premise is very funny, but the fun evaporates, when the same “joke” is retold time after time.

Although Kosinski tells this story with a third person voice, the poin A somber message underlies Kosinsky’s playful, deceptively simple fable. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah.

Perhaps you are familiar with the film based on the novel; if you are unfamiliar with the short novel itself, here’s your chance to experience a truly insightful and compelling work of literature through the voice of an outstanding actor.

A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara.

Chance gazed once more at the Old Man, mumbled good-bye, and walked out. I remember he said, “The only moment of true freedom I ever experience was on airplane suspended between the two collectives.


Inhe won the American Academy of Arts and Letters award for literature. Chance is accepted into the coterie of wealth and power because of his appearance. In one of Kosinski’s rare departures from the voice of his character, he presents an introspective Chance preparing for his first television appearance.

That complacent existence is disrupted when the recluse who dwells in the mansion dies. He became an American citizen in All in all, he was a desde el jardin jerzy kosinski candidate for the snarling pack of literary hangers-on to turn on.

That fact makes the various amorous adventures he gets into a little more believable. I have just finished reading Jerzy Kosinski’s book, on which the movie is based, and I find the book much weaker than the movie.

Peter Sellers was magnificent as Chance the gardener. View all 19 comments.

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

I don’t remember how the movie ends, but the kosibski ending could be Weir died in from brain cancer. They may be physically present, but they are mentally and emotionally absent. Such is the power of projecting what one wants to see and hear onto a person who is a perfect tabula rasa, a blank slate.

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